Last night RUSA, The Reference and Users Services division of the ALA announced their Book and Media Awards.
I will link to each award. All are equally important but here on my blog, where I am here to help you help the average leisure reader, I will post the entire press release of the RUSA CODES Reading List, a list of the best genre reads.
The RUSA website has an excellent page with every award. Each award links to a page that makes access of backlist winners super easy, and those backlist winners are great suggestions anytime. Please note however, those pages are not updated with the 2020 results. For those, I will be linking to the press release. However, if you come upon this post at t a future date, use this link to see winners past and present.
First all of the other[non reference] awards with press release links:
- The Sophie Brody Medal and Honor titles for achievement in Jewish Literature
- 2020 Listen List of Outstanding Audiobook Narration for Adult Listeners
- 2020 Notable Books List: The Year's Best Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry
And now, the full 2020 RUSA CODES Reading List Genre winners. This list is the perfect RA tool because it has a winner with a blurb [so you can book talk it ASAP], 3 readalikes for the winning titles, and a list of runners up. Use this list right now for current genre titles and backlist readalikes. Use the archive for past year's winners. And make a big display that honors the best in genre books.
Genres books are not less worthy than "literary" titles, and this award is proof of that.
Click here for the source. Press release reposted below:
|Click here for the press release |